Mount Vernon Love Story by Mary Higgins Clark audiobook

Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington

By Mary Higgins Clark
Read by Linda Emond

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.72 Hours 1
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Mount Vernon Love Story was the first novel written by Mary Higgins Clark, the bestselling author of twenty-two novels that have made her Ameria's Queen of Suspense. The role of leader came naturally to George Washington, the man revered as "the father of his Country." But when it came to the social aspects of life in the mid-18th century, he was both awkward and insecure. It was only through the love of a woman that he found the happiness that gave real meaning to his life. In matters of the heart, Washington initially stumbles when he falls in love with Sally Wilcox, his best friend's young bride. But Sally is understanding, and sets out to teach George the art of social graces. When he finds himself attracted to Martha Custis -- a young widow with two children -- he summons the courage to ask her to marry him. As depicted by Clark, their marriage was not without conflict. Their love was strong, and it endured long months of separation and the many dangers that Washington's role as leader of the Army entailed. At the end of his long career, when he and Martha return to Mount Vernon, the fire of their love burns just as brightly as when he took her there as his new bride. Charming, insightful, and immensely entertaining in its unique presentation of one of America's legendary figures, Mount Vernon Love Story brings alive the man behind the legend, a man of flesh, blood, and passion.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Mount Vernon Love Story was the first novel written by Mary Higgins Clark, the bestselling author of twenty-two novels that have made her Ameria's Queen of Suspense.

The role of leader came naturally to George Washington, the man revered as "the father of his Country." But when it came to the social aspects of life in the mid-18th century, he was both awkward and insecure. It was only through the love of a woman that he found the happiness that gave real meaning to his life.

In matters of the heart, Washington initially stumbles when he falls in love with Sally Wilcox, his best friend's young bride. But Sally is understanding, and sets out to teach George the art of social graces. When he finds himself attracted to Martha Custis -- a young widow with two children -- he summons the courage to ask her to marry him.

As depicted by Clark, their marriage was not without conflict. Their love was strong, and it endured long months of separation and the many dangers that Washington's role as leader of the Army entailed. At the end of his long career, when he and Martha return to Mount Vernon, the fire of their love burns just as brightly as when he took her there as his new bride.

Charming, insightful, and immensely entertaining in its unique presentation of one of America's legendary figures, Mount Vernon Love Story brings alive the man behind the legend, a man of flesh, blood, and passion.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a light read that completists will devour, and that Clark’s other fans may appreciate simply because it's a different bill of fare.”  Publishers Weekly
“The narration contributes and even elevates the experience of Clark's early novel.”  Audiofile
“Sweet…This very human man with human frailties comes to life under Ms. Clark’s pen. This is a first novel that shows the potential Ms. Clark has fulfilled and one that her fans will wish to add to complete their collection of her work.” RT Book Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mary Higgins Clark

Author Bio: Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark (1927–2020) was the author of worldwide bestsellers that sold more than one hundred million copies in the United States alone. Twenty-one of her books reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. She was chosen by Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards. An annual Mary Higgins Clark Award sponsored by Simon & Schuster, to be given to authors of suspense fiction writing in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, was launched by Mystery Writers of America in 2001. She was the 1987 president of Mystery Writers of America and, for many years, served on their board of directors. In 1988, she served as chairperson of the International Crime Congress.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English